This project is concerned with the policy debate surrounding the governance of farming and natural resource management. Australia is grappling with how to combine a liberalised economy with the need to move towards more sustainable land management and viable rural communities. The project will explore the extent to which agricultural governance in Australia is moving from a 'productivist' regime (e.g., intensive, specialised) to a new kind of 'post-productivism' (less intensive, niche production, multifunctional), and how Australian farmers are reacting to such policies. The project will provide policy-relevant, as well as theoretical insights into the nature and trajectory of Australian agricultural, environmental and trade policy.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/05 → 31/12/07|
- Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD191,680.00
- Monash University